The Daily Heat Index: Happy Birthday, Candice Accola

Plus, Gina Rodriguez is sexier than ever on ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ and a new horror trailer drops from SXSW.

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Happy Birthday, Candice
Don’t let the soft-spoken, innocent demeanor of Candice Accola fool you; the Texas native’s long stint as cheerleader turned vamp vixen Caroline Forbes on CW’s The Vampire Diaries has us hoping she’ll bare her fangs all the time. Today, Candice turns another page for her big 2-9, and in honor of the beautiful blonde’s birthday, we encourage you to check out all she has to offer on Instagram and throw her a follow — as if you really need a reason.

Gina Rodriguez Brings Life Back to Lip Sync
If her lyric for lyric rap of Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli” wasn’t enough evidence for you, Gina Rodriguez made sure to leave it all on the stage for her final performance on last night’s Lip Sync Battle. The Jane the Virgin star proved she’s not innocent like her on-screen character during a sexually charged performance of En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” by flouncing around, droppin’ it low, and smashing some guitars. Opponent Wilmer Valderrama didn’t stand a chance.

Don’t Breathe Gets Its First Trailer
Jane Levy (Evil Dead) stars in this Fede Alvarez-directed horror/thriller that first premiered at this year’s SXSW festival. Her character is involved in a robbery turned horrible as one of three thieves who attempt to burglarize a wealthy, blind, old man. Not having your sight doesn’t mean you can’t defend yourself — from the looks of it, the trio is going to learn that the hard way. Don’t Breathe hits theaters on August 26th.